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The King sees her as beautiful and is calling her out of her ‘comfort zone’ – calling her higher!!! She has now made a heart change  (decision of the heart) and he is calling her mature.

Song 4:1, “Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats, going down from Mount Gilead.”

These is agricultural language, a language she is very familiar with, full of idioms. He uses 8 virtues of Agriculture. (8 means ‘new beginning’) For us today, if your husband told you that ‘you have hair like a flock of goats and teeth like a flock of shorn sheep‘, he may be looking a couch for his bed for a few nights.

  • Fair – beautiful. He called her ‘fair’ twice. He is saying over and over again, ‘You are beautiful and I love you’
  • Dove’s Eyes – eyes of single-minded devotion and loyalty. Eyes that speak of insight, revelation (Eph 1:18). Veiled with humility, speaks of the secret life, private. Her eyes are not going to go anywhere that would separate her from him.
  • Hair like Goats -the speaks of her dedication to God.
    • Hair of a Nazarite was his outward sign of commitment to God. Paul spoke of a  woman’s hair showing forth glory (I Cor 11:5,6,15).
  • Flock of Goats – majestic and stately in their walk
  • The goats of Mount Gilead were abundantly fed, very fertile area. She has been fed on the Word and love of God

Song 4:2, “Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep which have come up from the washing, every one of which bears twins, and none is barren among them.”

  • Teeth represent chewing; able to receive the ‘meat of the Word’, no longer needing baby nourishment
  • Shorn Sheep are balanced, no longer in danger of falling due to thick coat of wool and  not being able to get back up.
    • Wool represents flesh, natural life. Priests were not to wear wool because it made them sweat.
  • Washing – from the water of the Word of God (Eph 5:26)
  • Twins represents a double portion
  • He is saying that her ministry (to him) is fruitful and not barren

Song 4:3, “Your lips are like a strand of scarlet, and your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil are like a piece of pomegranate.”

  • Lips like scarlet – speech that is redemptive (scarlet symbolic of Blood). Her words ‘buy back’, ‘redeem’ – the words she speaks lift people up to the things of God to a state where they are ordained to be
  • Mouth speaks of intimacy
  • Veiled temples – cheeks, emotions, impacted by the grace of God. Veiled speaks of the ‘hidden life’ that no one else sees
  • Watchman Nee comments, “Only lips that have passed through redemption, that are subject to the Lord’s authority, and that do not speak according to one’ own will have a ‘comely’ speech. The teeth are mentioned before the lips because if something wrong is taken in, whatever comes out will surely be wrong.”

Song 4:4, “Your neck is like the tower of David, built for an armory, on which hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.”

  • Neck like David’s tower – this represents the will & choices.
    • Her mind, will and emotions are set and strong, like David’s tower.
    • A stiff-neck represents pride
    • When an enemy was taken, a foot was put on the neck of the enemy show forced to submit.
    • She willingly submitted to the things of God and her Beloved.

Song 4:5, “Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, which feed among the lilies.”

  • Breasts – this is the power to feed and nurture others
    • Faith and Love are the same size – you cannot have one without the other
  • Fawns – young; the old woman will run dry, but she will continue to flow and feed others
  • Lilies speak of purity and humility

Jesus lifts us out of our shame and guilt. As long as we feel like a pig, we will act like a pig. A person who feels worthless will not try to overcome, they will be continually overcome themselves and become their own worst enemy.

The King speaks to the maiden, bringing her out of her shame, burnout and darkness. As you read this, meditate on the Bridegroom Jesus speaking to you.

Song 1:15, “Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes.”

The King is calling us ‘My love’. This is how we need to see ourselves or we will never possess our Promised Land, the benefits that Jesus died to give us. Not only did God so love the world, Jesus loved us way back then! He chose to take our place in the death and burial so we would experience the life more abundantly. But we will never experience that life until we agree that He loves me, even in my shame, low-self worth. We need to see our self in HIS WORTH! He loves us, each of us, individually.

Doves Eyes: Doves only mate once in their lifetime. This speaks of loyalty, purity. Holy Spirit is symbolized as a dove and is loyal to Jesus. Doves have no peripheral vision, they are single eyed. They can only see one thing at a time. We are to have the Spirit’s perspective and see ourselves as Jesus sees us. “I am the disciple Jesus loves.”

The King calls her “fair” twice in this verse. The Hebrew word for fair here is “yapheh“, H3303 and means ‘beautiful, excellent, comely’.